Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection

1875-1997, undated
Manuscript Collection #805
Creator(s)
Drinkwater, Alpheus W., 1875-1962
Physical description
0.363 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection (#805), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection, ca. 1908-1997, of photographic prints (b and w) made from cyanotype, sepia tone, and black & white photographs in a scrapbook and photocopies of newspaper and magazine clippings, letters, documents, and scrapbook material relating to the Wright Brothers glider flights with British aviator Alexander Ogilvie at Kitty Hawk, N.C., ca. 1911, compiled by Alpheus W. Drinkwater (1875-1962), a telegrapher and correspondent for The Associate Press in Manteo, NC, who was famed for relaying the news of the Wright Brothers's first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC, on December 17, 1903. Some of the material also pertains to Alpheus Drinkwater's life.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 6, 2001 (unprocessed), 1 Container, 145 items, 0.3 cubic feet; Collection, ca. 1908-1997, of photographic prints (b & w) made from cyanotype, septia tone, and black & white photographs in a scrapbook & photocopies of newspaper & magazine clippings, letters, documents, & scrapbook material relating to the Wright Brothers's 1911 glider flights with British aviator Alexander Ogilvie at Kitty Hawk, N.C., and to Alpheus W. Drinkwater (1875-1962), a telegrapher and correspondent for The Associate Press in Manteo, NC who was famed for relaying the news of the Wright Brothers's first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC on December 17, 1903. Donor: Mrs. John L. (Marguerite) Booth and sons John Lee Booth, Jr., and Robert Allen Booth.

February 11, 2003 (unprocessed addition 1), 27 items, 0.063 cubic feet; Collection (2003) of digitized reproductions of 23 photographic prints (18 cyanotype and 5 sepia) on 1 compact disc, scanned at 300 dpi, primarily of the Wright Brothers and British aviator Alexander Ogilvie test flying gliders at Kitty Hawk, N.C.,ca. 1911, copied from a scrapbook presented to A. W. Drinkwater by Van Ness Harwood of the New York World newspaper. (300 dpi Maxell compact disc #J410G4107143108D20); Thumbnail print inventory; and compact discs with selected Wright Brothers images scanned at 600 dpi. (600 dpi Maxell CD #1: #J410G4107143059C20 = P-805/1-7, 17; Maxell CD #2: #J410G4107143069D20 = P-805/1, 8-16, 22, 24-25). Donor: Mrs. John L. (Marguerite) Booth and sons John Lee Booth, Jr., and Robert Allen Booth.

August 30, 2012 (unprocessed addition 2), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; Typescript of the "Ballad to Drinkwater" written by Dick Jordan. Donor was given this document by Marguerite Drinkwater Booth (daughter of Alpheus W. Drinkwater). Donor: Lorraine Robinson.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. John L. (Marguerite) Booth and sons John Lee Booth, Jr., and Robert Allen Booth

Gift of Lorraine Robinson

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881--Homes and haunts
Drinkwater, Alpheus W., 1875-1962
Griffith, Andy, 1926-2012
Ogilvie, Alexander, 1870-1939
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912
Topical
Gliders (Aeronautics)--North Carolina--Kill Devil Hills
Gliders (Aeronautics)--North Carolina--Kitty Hawk
Gliding and soaring--North Carolina--Kill Devil Hills
Gliding and soaring--North Carolina--Kitty Hawk
Reporters and reporting--North Carolina--Kitty Hawk
Titles
Green, Paul, 1894-1981. Lost colony

Container list
Box 1 Folder c Photocopies (2001) of newspaper & magazine clippings, letters, documents & scrapbook material relating to the Wright Brothers and Alpheus W. Drinkwater (1875-1962), owned by Mr. Drinkwater, ca. 1908-1997. 80 items. 150 p. (ca. 0.05 cubic feet). Note: Originals retained by the donor; photocopies by ECU staff
Box 1 Folder d Digital reproductions (2003) of cyanotypes (18) and sepia (5) photographic prints of the Wright Brothers test flying a glider at Kitty Hawk, NC in 1911; Compact Disc containing digital files (Maxell CD #J410G4107143108D20) 300 dpi. 24 items. 24 p. (0.05 cubic feet). Note: Digital reproductions @ compact disc by ECU staff
Box 1 Folder e Thumbnail print inventory (2003) to Wright Brothers images, ca. 1911, in the Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection. P-805/1 - P-805/59. Photocopy Mss. 1 item. 10 p. (ca. 0.001 cubic feet). Note: Inventory of items by ECU staff